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Anchor-Reporter

JOB DESCRIPTION:
ANCHOR/REPORTER
Sunflower Broadcasting, Wichita, KS (DMA)
Schurz Communications

Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc., consisting of KWCH-TV, KSCW-TV, and satellite stations KBSD-TV, KBSH-TV, and KBSL-TV, is currently accepting applications for a full-time Anchor/Reporter. Join one of the largest local news teams in Kansas. TV, Web, Social Media - we do it all on multiple platforms and channels. Join the dominant news station in Kansas and work in a new, state-of-the-art newsroom.

Anchors newscasts and serves as general assignment reporter.

We`re seeking someone with 3-5 years of anchor and reporting experience. A bachelor`s degree in Journalism or a related field is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential Functions:

  • Anchor newscasts in a clear, energetic and informative manner
  • Research, gather, write and report original news stories
  • Enterprise stories from assigned geographical and subject-area beat
  • Maintain contacts and knowledge about assigned beats and conduct regular beat checks
  • Conduct interviews in the field and on-set
  • Collaborate with photographers and editors to produce the best stories visually
  • Report "live" on the scene
  • Enterprise and produce original packages for sweeps periods
  • Attend and contribute in daily editorial meetings
  • Post and update stories on the web
  • Post extended interviews, raw video and photo galleries to station website
  • Communicate with the web staff during breaking news
  • Interact with viewers through social media such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Represent the station at public events
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:
Essential Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent live reporting skills, strong on-camera presentation skills, ad-libbing skills required
  • Able to produce and post original content to our websites
  • Ability to generate daily and enterprise story ideas and effectively work a beat
  • Able to play an active role in the editorial process
  • Strong news writing and research skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to write in a clear, concise, and easy-to-understand, conversational manner
  • Commanding and personable anchor presence
  • Demonstrate solid news judgment
  • Maintain strong journalistic ethics
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Basic knowledge of web posting software
  • Ability to navigate and conduct online research using various search engines
  • Ability to stay current with national and local news/weather
  • Intermediate-level knowledge of social media
  • Ability to shoot video
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Demonstrate leadership through training and mentoring less-experienced staff members
  • Ability to remain positive and foster a positive work environment
  • Must hold a valid driver`s license and a good driving record

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates please visit the following web site:
www.schurz.com/careers/career-opportunities/ and search Requisition Number SUN1173 to learn more about the position and apply.

DEADLINE: 2013-03-19